Finishing up the Fire Pit

The impromptu fire pit came out surprisingly well but we wanted to spend the last couple of sunny days installing some lighting–the …

Edging the Planters

We’ve been saving up old bricks for quite a while now with the ultimate goal of lining the front flower beds. We …

Rain Chain Update

When we first installed the rain chains, the chain on the south side of the house could easily drain into a rain …

(Re) Building the Fence – Part 1

We usually spend Memorial Day weekend at the Pedaler’s Jamboree, a  bicycle/music festival/camping trip on the KATY Trail so imagine our surprise when …

Backyard Bocce

When we first bought our house, we knew we’d have to take our projects one at a time. Making the inside livable …

Back Stairs

After a successful rebuild of the front stairs, Jonathan decided to tackle the back stairs once the weather warmed up. As with …

Splash of Color

Not too long after we completed the back patio, I gave Jonathan’s old bistro table and matching chairs a coat of glossy black …